Lincoln Park, Texas

01 Jul


It’s one of those towns you drive through almost without seeing it.  Thank goodness for Earl’s.  For the past several years I drive down the 377 to the 380, turn left and head eastbound to the Dallas Tollway not realizing that as I pass by Earl’s, I am in a town of about 500 people.  I always thought this was the outskirts of Denton.  Pay attention to the address written on the door of the store you shop; you may discover something new. 

According to the Wikipedia, “Lincoln Park is one of several towns that incorporated in Denton County in the early 1970s to sell alcohol in this otherwise dry county. Incorporated in 1971, Lincoln Park served the Denton to McKinney corridor of US Highway 380, supplying both college students from Denton and travellers passing through with drinks. After both Denton and McKinney voted to allow alcoholic sales in their cities, Lincoln Park began to decline. Today it consists of the original mobile home park, a liquor store and a Trail Dust restaurant.”

Apparently Earl’s does pretty well with the beer selling business.


Posted by on July 1, 2009 in Photography, Texas


3 responses to “Lincoln Park, Texas

  1. Itiswell

    July 1, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I find this interesting that this town was built to provide wine and beer to the rest of the county. LOL

  2. wildstorm

    July 1, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    As do I. This was common though throughout the south with so many dry counties.

  3. Welzner

    July 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

    They have the BEST burgers!


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